Sep 7, 2012 12:30am EDT
motors. yes, what i don't understand, in spite of that he was willing to let detroit go you bankrupt. i don't think he's a bad guy. i don't think he is a bad guy. i'm sure he grew up loving cars as much as i did. what i don't understand and i don't think he understood, i don't think he understood that saving the automobile worker, saving the industry, what it meant to all of america, not just auto workers. i think he saw it the bain way. i mean it sincerely. i think he saw it in terms of balance sheets and writeoffs. the bain way may bring your firm the highest profits, but it's not the way to lead our country from the highest office. [cheers and applause] >> when things hung in the balance, when things hung in the balance, literally when things hung in the balance, the president understood this was a lot more than the automobile industry. this was about restoring america's pride. he understood. he understood in his gut what it would mean to leave a million people without hope or work if he didn't act. and he also knew -- he also knew, he understood the message it would have sent around
Sep 6, 2012 5:00pm PDT
accessible to all americans. [cheers and applause] despite an opponent who wanted to let detroit go bankrupt, this president saved the auto industry and now it's coming back strong. [cheers and applause] he not only demonstrated the courage to oppose the war in iraq, as president he showed the determination to bring our troops back home. [ applause ] barack obama is the kind of leader my father wrote about in "profiles and courage." he doesn't just do what is easy, he does what is hard. he does what is right. my father couldn't run for a second term. it was left to his brothers, his family and the generation they inspired to fight for the america they believed in. now it's up to a new generation our children's generation to carry america forward. so let me say to the young and the young at heart, barack obama is only president because you worked for him because you believed in him because uconn vinceed your parents to vote for him. young people have always led america towards a brighter future. it happened in 1960. it happened in 2008 and if you show the same spirit in this election as you d
Sep 7, 2012 9:00am EDT
workers in detroit and toledo who feared they would never build a another a american car. today they can not rebuild them fast enough because we reinvented an auto industry that is back on top of the world. [cheers] i have worked with business leaders who are bringing jobs back to a america not because our workers make less pay but because we make better products. because we work harder and smarter than anybody else. i signed trade agreements that are helping companies sell more goods to millions of customers. goods stamped with three proud words "made in america." [cheers] [ crowd chanting "usa!"] after a decade of decline, this country created over half of a million of manufacturing jobs in the last two and a half years. now you have a choice. we can get more tax breaks to corporations to ship jobs overseas or reconsider rewarding companies that create new jobs and train new workers here in the united states of america. [cheers and applause] we can help small businesses, double their exports. if we choose this path we can create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in the next four years.